Re: 2.6.10-rc3: kswapd eats CPU on start of memory-eating task

From: Mikhail Ramendik
Date: Sun Dec 19 2004 - 19:05:10 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:

> - Ask Voluspa to do
> echo 0 > /proc/sys/vm/swap_token_timeout
> on 2.6.10-rc3 and retest.

He did, and I did (but I have not sent my report to lkml). In both cases,
screen freezes remained but were now less in duration (up to 10-20 sec). In
mu case I also monitored CPU loading and the big load peaks were there (the
biggest one was in the beginning).

> (We still don't know why it chews tons of CPU, do we?)

It does! Any way to dig into this?

Yours, Mikhail Ramendik

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